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The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook
A Home Manual
Written by James Green
Illustrated by Ajana


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crossing Press
On Sale: September 1, 2000
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 978-0-89594-990-5 (0-89594-990-3)

THE HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKER'­S HANDBOOK is an entertaining compilation of natural home remedies written by one of the great herbalists, James Green, author of the best-selling THE MALE HERBAL. Writing in a delightfully personal and down-home style, Green emphasizes the point that herbal medicine-making is fundamental to every culture on the planet... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Anatomy of Hope
How People Prevail in the Face of Illness
Written by Jerome Groopman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75775-4 (0-375-75775-9)

One of Library Journal's "Best Sci-Tech Picks of 2004"

Why do some people find and sustain hope during difficult circumstances, while others do not? What can we learn from those who do, and how is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope is a journey of inspiring discovery... Read more >

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Dark Pool of Light, Volume One
The Neuroscience, Evolution, and Ontology of Consciousness
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by Jeffrey J. Kripal and Nick Herbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-434-9 (1-58394-434-6)

In books like Embryogenesis and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings, author Richard Grossinger brought together the subjects of biological embryology and the esoteric process of human consciousness becoming embodied ("The embryo is the universe writing itself on its own body"). In Dark Pool of Light, his latest creation, Grossinger weaves neuroscience-based... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dark Pool of Light, Volume Two
Consciousness in Psychospiritual and Psychic Ranges
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by John Friedlander and Kenneth Warren


Format: Trade Paperback, 472 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-484-4 (1-58394-484-2)

In books like Embyogenesis and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings, author Richard Grossinger brought together the subjects of biological embryology and the esoteric process of human consciousness becoming embodied ("The embryo is the universe writing itself on its own body"). In Dark Pool of Light, his three-volume series of books discussing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Twilight
Losing Sight, Gaining Insight
Written by Henry Grunwald
Foreword by Mark G. Ackermann


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80396-2 (0-345-80396-5)

In 1992, when Henry Grunwald missed a glass into which he was pouring water, he assumed that he needed new eyeglasses, not that the incident was a harbinger of darker times. But in fact Grunwald was entering the early stages of macular degeneration—a gradual loss of sight that affects almost 15... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Staying Healthy with Nutrition, rev
The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine
Written by Elson Haas and Buck Levin


Format: Trade Paperback, 944 pages
Publisher: Celestial Arts
On Sale: September 1, 2006
Price: $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-58761-179-7 (1-58761-179-1)

The 21st-century edition of this groundbreaking work by Dr. Elson Haas with Dr. Buck Levin presents the most current health and nutrition information available in an easy-to-use format with a friendly, engaging tone. Decades of practical experience and scientific research are compiled into one encyclopedic volume that features newly expanded chapters... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Blue Cotton Gown
A Midwife's Memoir
Written by Patricia Harman


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 1, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7291-2 (0-8070-7291-5)

Despite nurse-midwife Patsy Harman’s own financial and personal medical trials, including her private battle with uterine cancer, she devotes herself to her patients’ well-being in all aspects of their lives. They, in turn, tell her intimate stories both heartbreaking and uplifting.

‘In her sweetly perceptive memoir, Harman reveals how her exam room... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dancing Matrix
How Science Confronts Emerging Viruses
Written by Robin Marantz Henig


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73083-5 (0-679-73083-4)

Even as humanity reels beneath the assault of AIDS, epidemiologists are gearing themselves up for the plague's successor. It might be dengue fever, whose carrier, the Asian tiger mosquito, has recently appeared in the United States, or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which has been transmitted by contaminated human growth hormone. The next pandemic... Read more >

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On Second Thought
Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits
Written by Wray Herbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46164-3 (0-307-46164-5)

Our lives are composed of millions of choices, ranging from trivial to life-changing and momentous. Luckily, our brains have evolved a number of mental shortcuts, biases, and tricks that allow us to quickly negotiate this endless array of decisions. We don’t want to rationally deliberate every choice we make, and thanks... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Unlock Your Muscle Gene
Trigger the Biological Mechanisms That Transform Your Body and Extend Your Life
Written by Ori Hofmekler
Foreword by Joseph Mercola, D.O.


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-309-0 (1-58394-309-9)

Provocatively written yet grounded in science, Unlock Your Muscle Gene is a revolutionary guide to physical transformation for anyone seeking the latest information on muscle conditioning, weight loss, and anti-aging strategies. According to Ori Hofmekler, human fitness is a well-defined system rooted in our biology and programmed in our genes. We... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Touching the Rock
An Experience of Blindness
Written by John Hull


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73547-2 (0-679-73547-X)

Shortly after John Hull went blind, after years of struggling with failing vision, he had a dream in which he was trapped on a sinking ship, submerging into another, unimaginable world. The power of this calmly eloquent, intensely perceptive memoir lies in its thorough navigation of the world of blindness—a world... Read more >

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Final Exit (Third Edition)
The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying
Written by Derek Humphry


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 26, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33653-6 (0-385-33653-5)

The original publication of Final Exit stunned the nation by offering people with terminal illness a choice on how--and when--to end their suffering. It helped thousands by giving clear instructions to doctors, nurses, and families on how to handle a patient’s request for euthanasia.

In the wake of court cases and... Read more >

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Exuberance
The Passion for Life
Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70148-1 (0-375-70148-6)

NOW IN PAPERBACK

With the same grace and breadth of learning she brought to her studies of the mind’s pathologies, Kay Redfield Jamison examines one of its most exalted states: exuberance. This “abounding, ebullient, effervescent emotion” manifests itself everywhere from child’s play to scientific breakthrough and is crucially important to learning, risk-taking... Read more >

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Marketplace of the Marvelous
The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine
Written by Erika Janik


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2208-5 (0-8070-2208-X)

Despite rampant scientific innovation in nineteenth-century America, traditional medicine still adhered to ancient healing methods such as induced vomiting and bleeding, blistering, and sweating patients. Facing such horrors, many patients ran with open arms to burgeoning practices promising new ways to cure their ills: Hydropaths promised cures using “healing tubs.” Franz... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Cancer Chronicles
Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery
Written by George Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74230-8 (0-307-74230-X)

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013

When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, George Johnson set out to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who spend their careers trying to understand and to fight it. What he discovered is a revolution under... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Cancer Chronicles
Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery
Written by George Johnson


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59514-0 (0-307-59514-5)

When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is a revolution under way—an explosion of new ideas... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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In the Palaces of Memory
How We Build the Worlds Inside Our Heads
Written by George Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73759-9 (0-679-73759-6)

In the Palaces of Memory is a sosphisticated, comprehenseive and fascinating analysis of the science of memory. Johnson has achieved a rare blend of scientific and literary sophistication. Faithful to its complexities and controversies, the book is a fully dimensional portrait, a hologram, of the field.” —Richar Mark, Friedhoff, USA Today

“As... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

Written by George Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3423-9 (1-4000-3423-X)

A dazzling, irresistible collection of the ten most ground-breaking and beautiful experiments in scientific history.

With the attention to detail of a historian and the story-telling ability of a novelist, New York Times science writer George Johnson celebrates these groundbreaking experiments and re-creates a time when the world seemed filled with... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

Written by George Johnson


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4101-5 (1-4000-4101-5)

From the acclaimed New York Times science writer George Johnson, an irresistible book on the ten most fascinating experiments in the history of science—moments when a curious soul posed a particularly eloquent question to nature and received a crisp, unambiguous reply.

Johnson takes us to those times when the world seemed... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The American Nurse

Written by Carolyn Jones


Format: Hardcover, 180 pages
Publisher: Welcome Books
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-59962-121-0 (1-59962-121-5)

In The American Nurse, readers are invited to think about nurses in a way that they never have before, unless they have been under a nurse’s care. This body of work will inspire audiences to focus their attention on the nurses who serve as healers in their community, and whose wealth... Read more >

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Writer, M.D.
The Best Contemporary Fiction and Nonfiction by Doctors
Written by Leah Kaminsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94686-7 (0-307-94686-X)

From Chekhov to Maugham to William Carlos Williams, doctors have long given voice to their unique perspectives through literature. Writer, M.D. celebrates this rich tradition with a collection of fiction and nonfiction by today’s most beloved physician-writers, including,

• Abraham Verghese, on the lost art of the physical exam
• Pauline Chen, on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age of Insight
The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
Written by Eric Kandel


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6871-5 (1-4000-6871-1)

A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Biography of a Germ

Written by Arno Karlen


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72066-3 (0-385-72066-1)

Arno Karlen, author of Man and Microbes, focuses on a single bacterium in Biography of a Germ, giving us an intimate view of a life that has been shaped by and is in turn transforming our own.

Borrelia burgdorferi is the germ that causes Lyme disease. In existence for some hundred million... Read more >

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Mountains Beyond Mountains
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7301-3 (0-8129-7301-1)

ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Notable book


This paperback edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Selected for Common Reading: 

Colleges & Universities

Adirondack Comm. Coll., Augustana Coll., Austin Coll., Barton Coll., Bernard M. Baruch Coll., CUNY, Berry Coll., Boise State Univ., Boston Coll., Bowdoin Coll., Brandeis Univ., Butler Univ., Bunker Hill Comm. Coll., California... Read more >

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Crashing Through
The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See
Written by Robert Kurson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 19, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7368-6 (0-8129-7368-2)

Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary... Read more >
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